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1994 1995 1996



  • Louisiana adopts term limits for its state legislature.
  • Nixon is released.
  • Mario Marquez, a brain damaged convicted rapist with a mental age of 6, is killed by lethal injection in Texas, he dies tellign his lawyer that he going to become God's gardener and take care of God's animals in Heaven.
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) is established despite the absence of any international crisis or demand for its new rule making power.
  • China's population is 1,211.21 million.
  • Rioting in Papeete when France resumes nuclear testing in the Pacific.



  • January: Kansas Republican Bob Dole becomes Senate Majority Leader, and in August he wins highly publized straw poll of party activists as possible presidential nominee.
  • January 6: South African Communist Party leader Joe Slovo dies.
  • January 25: Rocket launched from the space exploration centre at Andøya, Norway briefly interpreted by Russians as an attack.


  • February 12: Darwin Day
  • February 21: Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey (TX) calls for eliminating the withholding tax on paychecks in a congressional hearing.


  • March 20: Hanshin earthquake in Osaka and Kobe.


  • May: Japan ratifies the UN International Convention on the Rights of the Child.


  • June 13: Always test them a long way from the political center. French President Jacques Chirac announces the resumption of nuclear tests in French Polynesia.



  • October 3: O.J. Simpson acquitted of murder in California.
  • October 16: Million Man March in Washington, DC.
  • October 21: Future Pakistani miltiary dictator Pervez Musharraf is appointed Lieutenant General as strike corps Commander.


  • November: Edvard Shevardnadze is elected President of Georgia.
  • November 14: In a game of political "chicken" between Bill Clinton and the Republican majority in Congress over a budget impasse, the federal government shuts down. The goverment will shut down once again a month later and the budget impasse is not resolved until January, 1996. Clinton is widely regarded as having emerged victorious.


  • December 7: The first protease inhibitor is approved for the treatment of AIDS patients. This marks a turning point in the fight against the disease, as the annual number of U.S. AIDS deaths declines in 1996 for the first time ever.
  • December 14: After NATO airstrikes against Serbia, the Dayton Accords are signed, ending the civil war between ethnic Serbs, Croats and Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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